I was driving back home from a spring break trip to my friend’s university in Pennsylvania.
The drive from home to my friend’s school was easy. It was pretty much a straight shot. I set the cruise control and jammed out to my music for 2.5 hours.
However, the ride home was a bit different. It had been snowing all night and was still snowing when I started driving. The roads were slick. My car was sliding. My GPS said it would be about a three hour drive.
At one point during the drive the GPS took me on a different route. I was driving through cities in Pennsylvania and New York that I never knew existed. I was scared I was headed the wrong way, so I looked at the GPS a few times. But, overall I trusted the technology. It would guide me home.
After about three hours the towns started to look familiar. The snow had stopped and I made it.
When I reflected on my trip a question arose:
I let the GPS take me to places that were unfamiliar. Quite frankly, I was out of my comfort zone. But I trusted. The robotic voice was my serenity. The more I heard the voice the more relief I felt.
When God takes me to places unfamiliar….places that take me out of my comfort zone
Do I trust Him?
Do I listen to His voice and feel peace?
Do I thank Him when I am guided home?
When the roads are slick.
When the snow of this earth blinds you.
When you feel lost.
Maybe, the reason we are so quick to trust technology and other things earthly is because it is easy.
We plug in our location and follow the directions.
Technology is a matter of our convenience.
However, with God we must let go of our own desires. We must persevere in prayer and train our ear to listen to the language of God. We must take hold of the wheel, press the gas, and ask God where He wants us to go.
I can assure you that if we do this, He will guide us home.